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Platforms Offering Assistance


Please note: only platforms offering additional access during school closures will be listed here this
is not a general list for online learning.

@BookCreatorApp                                 Offering free collaboration on books to assist schools that close
Kami                                                         Free access to schools affected by Covid-19
Kahoot                                                     Premium distance learning tools for free for schools closed due to Covid-19
Pear Deck                                                Premium access for schools in quarantined communities
BrainPop                                                 Free access for schools closed due to Coronavirus
Tynker                                                     Full access to platform and curriculum for closed schools
BreakoutEDU                                          A list of free digital games put together due to school closures
Buncee                                                    Free Buncee Classroom accounts during closure
Parlay                                                      Online discussion tool offering free premium features until April 30th by using the                                                                     code “Bye-Corona”
WeVideo                                                  WeVideo offering free WeVideo for schools accounts; can be given in 90 day                                                                             increments
Hapara                                                     Complete access to Hapara tools at no charge through June 2020.
Listenwise                                               Free access to premium if school is closed through April 30. Can be extended if                                                                        school remains closed.
Zoom Meetings                                       Removing the 40 minute recording limit for US EDU customers by request at this                                                                        link .
Wakelet of Additional Services             

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Ready-Made Resources

i-Ready Printable Learning Packets K-8 in Reading and Math (also available in Spanish)
K-5 eLearning Template
Slideshow of Tools (from Dominic Hill, 5 weeks into online classes in Hong Kong)
Online Communication Netiquette Checklist

Community Resources

Chicago Public Library                         Apply online for a Chicago Public Library e-Card so you can check out e-books

Comcast                                                 Comcast is extending their Internet Essentials package for families during school                                                                    closings

Big Shoulders Fund                              Student resources compiled by Big Shoulders Fund Innovation Specialist Kristin                                                                      Ziemke.

Common Sense Media                          Leading resource for entertainment and technology recommendations for families

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